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as in parasite
a person who is supported by or seeks support from another without making an adequate return the union accused the company executives of being bloodsuckers, since they had given themselves raises at a time when the rank and file were forced to take cuts in their benefits

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as in vampire
a person who habitually preys upon others a sleazy lawyer who had a reputation for being a shyster, an ambulance chaser, and an all-around bloodsucker

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“Bloodsucker.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bloodsucker. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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